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Automotive Technology– Light Repair and Maintenance
Limited Entry
Less than One-Year Certificate

Catalog Year 2013-2014*

*Information regarding the requirements for this Limited Entry program is available by accessing the Admission Requirements page.

MHCC Faculty Advisers
Industrial Technology Office, 503-491-7470

The Automotive Light Repair and Maintenance technician training program is designed to provide the student seeking entry-level employment in the automotive repair and service industry with the knowledge and skills to be successful. This knowledge and skills set includes basic automotive theory, basic vehicle repair and the skills necessary to correctly perform periodic maintenance procedures, and will prepare the student for employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops and fleet shops. The program consists of seventeen individual courses over three terms. These courses cover automotive theory as well as hands-on work in our college labs and shops. This one-year curriculum leads to a Certificate of Completion in Automotive Light Repair and Maintenance. Successful completion (B or better) of these courses may allow the transfer of some of these credits into the College's AAS degree-Automotive IMPORT program for the student who chooses to continue his or her training at a higher level. This program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The Automotive Student
Dealerships and/or auto repair facilities see the students in this program as their "light repair and maintenance technicians of the future." The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest and most up-to-date equipment available. Being accepted to this program means learning the latest in automotive technology and on-the-job experience.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe work and hazardous material handling practices at all times
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive electrical systems as to the National Automobile Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive engine performance systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive emission systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive internal combustion engine systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive automatic transmission and transaxles systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to manual drive train and axles systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive brake systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive steering and suspension systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Maintain and perform light repairs to automotive heating and air conditioning systems as to NATEF Standard

Applicants to the program are accepted on a limited entry basis after meeting the selection criteria for the program. Applications are available on our website at www.mhcc.edu/LRadmissions. This program is offered every year, beginning in the winter term. Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256 or 503-491-7130.

Registration in program classes after the start of the first term may be possible with instructor permission. For further information, contact a program adviser. To be fully admitted into the program, students must apply for and be accepted into the program for the following academic year.

First Quarter (Winter 2014)
Cr
AMD110 Internal Combustion Engine Theory 3
AMD111 Internal Combustion Engine Lab 1
AMD118 Electrical Systems Theory 4
AMD119 Electrical Systems Lab 2
AMD120 Minor Vehicle Services 2
12

Second Quarter (Spring 2014)
AMD132 Automotive Electronics I Theory 4
AMD133 Automotive Electronics I Lab 1
AMD216 Engine Performance Theory 4
AMD217 Engine Performance Lab 2
AMD253 Steering & Suspension Theory 3
AMD254 Steering & Suspension Lab 1
15

Third Quarter (Summer 2014)

AMD136

Brake Systems Theory 3
AMD137 Brake Systems Lab 1
AMD156 Power Train Theory 3
AMD157 Power Train Lab 1
AMD256 Heating and Air Conditioning Theory 3
AMD257 Heating and Air Conditioning Lab 1
12
 Total Credits 39
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